Innovation Vouchers from South West Universities

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The South West Universities have launched a scheme aimed at start-up, micro or SME’s located in the South West, who have an innovative idea.
They are offering Innovation Vouchers, which will provide funding for your business to work with an external expert from a University, College or Public Sector Research Establishment for the first time.

More information, direct from the Universities, can be found below or have a look at their website to get the full picture and see if you are eligible http://www.usw.ac.uk/for-business/knowledge/innovation-vouchers

Are you a forward-looking small or medium sized business based in the South West?

Do you need expert help and a financial boost to realise your innovative ideas?

  • Up to 40% support for innovation projects with a total value of £3,000 to £10,000.
  • Get the best brains working for your business – buy in expertise from a University, College or Public Sector Research Establishment to develop ideas and improve performance.
  • Our team of experts will guide you through a simple application process with a swift turnaround on funding decisions.
  • We support most types of innovation – the key being that your project should represent a real innovative challenge for your business, not just a small improvement of change to what you already do.
  • Open for applications at any time until early in 2015.
Is your business eligible?
–      Do you have fewer than 250 full-time employees?

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–      Is your approximate annual turnover below £40million?

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–      Are you based in Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire or the West of England (not Cornwall)?

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–      Are you a registered UK business?

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–      Are you able to provide match funding?

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If you answered yes to all the above questions and would like more information or to talk to one of our business support experts, visit:

www.usw.ac.uk/business

01392 241301